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Mar 19, 2017

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Mike Jones

Doug, I have ended up using one of the many accumulated flashlights that I have much more than the others. It is a Streamlight(brand) Scorpion(model). I bought it as a demo from the Spyderco Knives factory store in Golden in 2005 or so. It was priced normally at $52, as a demo I got it at a reduced price of $27. It uses 2 CR123A 3v lithium batteries. A lot of people have lites that use these batteries and have given up because of high battery prices. I get them from Amazon under the Streamlight brand. The price of four batteries at Ace Hdw is within pennies of the price of a package of 12 from Amazon(free ship for Prime) The lite has a non adjustable near spot with enough residual leakage in the first 20' or so to be very useful. The push on/push off is a button on the rear of the tube. 5.5" LOA 1.25"@ the lens .875 body dia. Single led, will blind you. @ 100' it does a reasonable job, I got it for up to 20' usage and it is great for that. I have several other single led lites including a Maglite 3 triple A powered one with a twist adjust spot to flood head. It runs second choice with me as it is too long to comfortably fit in my pocket. Also the three batteries only last about 30% as long as the Streamlight's lithium 3v cells. Light output is roughly the same with the edges of the envelope much sharper on the Maglite. A majority of the deputies at the detention center that I worked at use either CR123A powered lites or rechargeable ones. I talked with several of them before I bought the Streamlight, they had nothing but praise for the brand. Pricey, but their equipment could mean their life and safety. I also get a law enforcement discount at the Spyderco store. That helped.
Michaeal

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